Originally Posted by morrissey_shawn
I need some advice im changing the oil in the front forks on my klr 650 what type of oil goes in it ,I hear 5 w and 20 w , meaning do I put motor oil in it trans mission fluid ,exactly whats the brand of oil
I put fork oil in my forks. Clymer 1987-2003 says:
Fork oil grade: Kayaba G-10, or equivalent 10-weight fork oil
I think I put Bel Ray brand 10-weight fork oil in, choosing a brand at random.
and I also need the amount in ml per shock if any one has done this.
Fork oil capacity (each leg), oil change: 355 cc (12 fl oz US)
Fork tube oil level (from top edge of inner tube): 188-192 mm (7.40-7.56 in.)
You can either measure the oil by volume in a measuring cup (355 cc), or by level with a fork oil level tool (188-192 mm). I have the tool; you can get them from MotionPro for $20. At least with the tool you know you got the level; if you use the measuring cup, you're relying on the fact that you managed to get most of the old oil out.
I used the scissor jack from my car to compress the forks once the drains were open to get the rest of the fluid out.
Question: has anyone used compressed air to flush the old fluid out of the forks on a gen1? It should work, right? (I'm thinking low-PSI, like a hand pump).
And my caps were on there really good; I had to WD-40 one of them and let it soak before it came off. Who knows the last time it had been done by the PO. I think they're aluminum, so be careful.
I plan on doing this on the bike not taking the front shocks off just bleeding them from the Phillips screw on the bottom
You can do it on the bike, no problem.
I wholeheartedly recommend buying the Clymer manual. It has the whole procedure, volumes, fluids, and everything. Best $20 you could spend on the bike.
Or keep asking here; people will give you answers.
It's just that having a Clymer handy is often faster.